12 Magical Butterbeer Recipes

Butterbeer Recipes

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This butterbeer recipes round-up are delicious Harry Potter recipes. You might also enjoy Harry Potter cakes, Disney recipes, Mickey Mouse cakes, and Minnie Mouse cakes.

With the arrival of hot and frozen butterbeer at Universal Studios, this Harry Potter drink has become famous.

In this collection of butterbeer recipes, we include a tutorial how to make butterbeer yourself, AND we have ten of the top recipes that use butterbeer or mimic the butterbeer flavor.

Any one of these Harry Potter recipes would be perfect for your Harry Potter party!

Table of Contents

  1. Butterbeer
  2. Butterbeer Ice Cream
  3. Butterbeer Latte
  4. Butterbeer Cupcakes
  5. Butterbeer Fudge
  6. Butterbeer Milkshake
  7. Butterbeer Pancakes
  8. Hot Butterbeer
  9. Alcoholic Butterbeer
  10. Chunky Butterbeer Cookies
  11. Butterbeer Bread Pudding
  12. Frozen Butterbeer
  13. Butterbeer Frappuccino

Let’s start here…with the classic…

1) Butterbeer

Hands down, butterbeer is the iconic, classic Harry Potter recipe.

Our favorite Butterbeer copycat recipe comes from Fav Family Recipes

Copycat Harry Potter Butterbeer recipe by Favorite Family Recipes
Image: Fav Family Recipes

It’s served hot and cold at just every Harry Potter Universal theme park around the world, but there’s something about the way they do it here that makes me feel like a kid again.

Source: Fav Family Recipes

How to Make Butterbeer

Watch this handy video from Favorite Family Recipes to see how it’s done:

2) Butterbeer Ice-Cream

Who doesn’t love a homemade ice cream?

Made with butterscotch syrup, this ice cream has those sweet and buttery flavors we love with the refreshing nature of frozen treat.

Source: Son Shine Kitchen

3) Butterbeer Latte

There are lots of Starbucks Butterbeer coffee orders out there, but here’s a version you can make at home!

Butterbeer lattes are perfect to complement your Harry Potter sweets, or to finish off your Harry Potter themed lunch.

Source: Mom Makes Dinner

4) Butterbeer Cupcakes

Perfect for a Harry Potter birthday party, these butterbeer cupcakes will be a big hit!

Incorporating butterscotch syrup, pudding, and bits of toffee, get all the yummy goodness of butterbeer in individual cakes. These cupcakes are a great alternative to something like Cauldron Cakes or Chocolate Cauldrons if you have wary eaters in your house. Bonus: check out our list of Harry Potter cake pops for your next party.

Source: Sugar and Soul

5) Butterbeer Fudge

Not everyone likes chocolate, so this is great alternative fudge recipe.

Worthy of Mrs. Weasley, this butterbeer fudge is a fun addition to your Harry Potter desserts. You can also put these in take home bags as favors for your Harry Potter party guests.

Source: Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt

6) Butterbeer Milkshake

How do you make butterbeer better? Turn it into a milkshake.

A mix of vanilla ice cream, butterscotch syrup, and vanilla cream soda, this float-esque milkshake would make Florean Fortescue proud.

Source: Hungry Doug

7) Butterbeer Pancakes

Having a Harry Potter brunch party? We’ve got your main course.

You might not think of “pancakes” when you think of Hogwarts food, but these butterbeer pancakes will change your mind. Full of all the sweet and yummy flavors you love, even the Slytherins at your party will smile.

Source: Sugar and Soul

8) Hot Butterbeer

While Harry and his friends mostly drink butterbeer cold, there’s a hot version at Universal Studios that fans have been making at home.

Hot Butterbeer recipe by Princess Pinky Girl
Image: Princess Pinky Girl

If your Harry Potter themed lunch is in the winter, you have to be sure to include this version of the popular drink!

Source: Princess Pinky Girl

9) Alcoholic Butterbeer 

For grown up witches and wizards only! No under agers.

Alcoholic butterbeer recipe by Seduction in the Kitchen
Image: Seduction in the Kitchen

If you’re having an adults-only Harry Potter bash or a party for more than just the kids, this is the perfect addition to your beverage list. Just be sure to label the different butter beers to avoid a Winky the house elf situation.

Source: Seduction in the Kitchen

10) Chunky Butterbeer Cookies

Kids not into cake? Try butterbeer cookies!

Butterbeer cookies recipe by Fun Money Mom
Image: Fun Money Mom

With butterscotch and white chocolate chips, these chunky butterbeer cookies are great for a kids Harry Potter birthday party. Portable, easy to make, and kid-approved.

Source: Fun Money Mom

11) Pecan & Butterbeer Bread Pudding

Make in a huge pan for all your guests, or divide the mix into ramekins for individual portions – either way this bread pudding will be a hit at your Harry Potter party!

Butterbeer bread pudding recipe by Christy's Cozy Corners
Image: Christy’s Cozy Corners

Full of butterscotch and pecans, this nutty and delicious bread budding is the perfect way to end your Harry Potter themed dinner.

Source: Christy’s Cozy Corners

12) Frozen Butterbeer

Hot outside? Make this frozen treat to cool down. One sip and it’s like you waved a wand and said “Expelliarmus!” to the heat.

Frozen Butterbeer recipe from Favorite Family Recipes
Image: Favorite Family Recipes

Tastes like a delicious butterscotch soda with a cool ice cream topping. Instant crowd-pleaser!

Source: Favorite Family Recipes

BONUS! Starbucks Butterbeer Frappuccino

Did you know you can order a Butterbeer Frappuccino off their “secret menu”?

Our Muggle friends Kim and Kalee walk you through EXACTLY how to order a butterbeer Frappuccino at Starbucks.

In their article, they also share how to order these Harry Potter drinks off the Starbucks Secret Menu:

  • Gryffindor Frappuccino
  • Slytherin Frappuccino
  • Hufflepuff Frappuccino
  • Ravenclaw Frappuccino
  • Hot Butterbeer Latte
  • Butterbeer Iced Latte
  • Pumpkin Juice

Source: Movie Nights at Home

What is Butterbeer?

Butterbeer is a fictional beverage in the Harry Potter series that has become a real-life sensation. The drink was first introduced in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and has been described as tasting like butterscotch and cream soda. Butterbeer is sold at the Hog’s Head pub in Hogsmeade Village as well as at The Three Broomsticks restaurant.

Butterbeer is made from a secret recipe that dates back hundreds of years, when it was first served by Madam Rosmerta to students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. It’s rumored that there are several secret ingredients in the drink—including oak-matured butterscotch syrup, elderflower cordial, and butter!

Fans of Harry Potter have been clamoring for their own taste of this delicious drink ever since they read about it in the books.

Is Butterbeer Alcoholic?

Butterbeer is a popular drink in the Harry Potter series, but could it really be alcoholic?

In the books, butterbeer is described as a creamy, foamy beverage that tastes like butterscotch and cream soda. It comes in a variety of flavors, and it’s so popular that it sells at the Hog’s Head pub in Hogsmeade, where students from Hogwarts Academy regularly meet up.

It’s also implied that butterbeer has some kind of magical properties: when Harry Potter and his friends get thrown out of the Three Broomsticks pub for underage drinking, they’re able to sneak back in by putting on invisibility cloaks. Once inside, they order butterbeer—and when their cloaks are removed by Madam Rosmerta (the pub owner), she doesn’t notice them because she’s too busy serving other customers.

What does Butterbeer Taste Like?

Butterbeer is a sweet, foamy drink that is made with butter, sugar and shortbread cookies. It’s served at the Three Broomsticks in Hogsmeade and in the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

The drink was first mentioned in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, where Harry Potter drinks it at his first visit to Hogsmeade. In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry orders butterscotch-flavored Butterbeer as an alternative to Pumpkin Juice during the Yule Ball.

In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Ron drinks Butterbeer while visiting Slughorn’s house party, and again when celebrating after winning the Quidditch Cup. At Bill Weasley’s wedding in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Harry has a butterbeer cork necklace given to him by Ron as a parting gift for good luck on his mission.

Butterbeer is generally considered to have a taste similar to cream soda or butterscotch candy; however, it has also been described as smelling like butterscotch candy or being slightly reminiscent of butterscotch pudding and has been described in the books as tasting a little bit like less-sickly butterscotch. It is also said to be foamy and frothy and forms a “head” reminiscent of beer foam.

Where can you buy Butterbeer?

Butterbeer is a popular beverage at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park. It is sold in several locations throughout the park, including The Three Broomsticks and Hogsmeade Village. Butterbeer can be purchased in a variety of flavors, including frozen, cold brew coffee, and hot chocolate. In each park, Butterbeer is served in a tall mug and topped with whipped cream and a dusting of cinnamon. It’s a sweet drink that’s sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.

The best way to enjoy Butterbeer is by sitting down at one of the outdoor tables or strolling through the streets of Hogsmeade Village. You can also get Butterbeer in plastic cups from one of the many food carts around the park—just look for one with an image of a mug on its sign!

Written by Grace Hoyos, Staff Writer

Grace is a life-long lover of all things Disney, particularly the parks at Walt Disney World. She is also an avid Disney Cruise Line enthusiast who regularly dreams of the white sands of Castaway Cay. Grace loves the fact that her Disney trips give her time to spend with her family, enjoy incredible food, and try new experiences.

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